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20 October 2014 News

Errazuriz’s Carmenere Single Vineyard bottling is prominently featured in an article about Carmenere in the Boston Globe this past weekend (“Chilean Reds Made from a Revived Bordeaux Grape”). Below is an excerpt. Click here to read the full┬ápiece!

” A single vineyard bottle of carmenere from distinguished producer Errazuriz, founded in 1870 by pioneering winemaker Don Maximiano Errazuriz, exemplifies the rising quality of these still-affordable reds. The wine is made from a parcel of vines on a northwest-facing slope in the Aconcagua Valley, located an hour north of the capital, Santiago. The grapes in this bottle seem to have reached their peak in a region characterized by hot, dry summers tempered with cool maritime breezes. Aromas of ripe red fruit and a whiff of subtle toastiness from time in French and American oak lead to a plush palate with lively, food-friendly acidity balancing the warmth of 14 percent alcohol by volume. This versatile bottle, with a touch of white pepper on the finish, is as delicious with weeknight lasagna as it is with prime rib for Sunday supper.”